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Fast Fixes to Lighten up Your Fiesta

Posted by Kayla Palesky on Sat, May 4, 2019 @ 22:05 PM

Dallas Courier, Food Distribution Couriers

If there’s one thing our food distribution couriers know, it’s food. I mean, it’s in our name, after all! Food is important to us because it’s important to you. You trust us with your daily or weekly food routes within the Metroplex and even outside the state of Texas. You know that when you hand off your frozen, refrigerated, or ambient food products to our couriers, that they will keep that at their perfect temperature for the entire duration of transportation. Your items arrive in top condition, safe for consumption or further distribution.

 

Speaking of consumption, we have a holiday coming up that’s big on food. Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla, is a holiday dedicated to the Mexican culture. We celebrate with parades, dancing, and, of course, food. As Texans, we enjoy a good fiesta!

 

If you’re planning to celebrate, though, you might want to reconsider your menu. The average Mexican-inspired dish has been Americanized to include hundreds of calories. It’s an easy way to get your diet off track, right before bathing suit season!

 

But you don’t have to let Cinco de Mayo rattle your willpower. Here are some easy changes to make to your menu to celebrate while still maintaining your healthy habits.

 

 

Skip the queso, swap for salsa. It might sound un-Texan, but that cheesy liquid gold isn’t going to help your waistline. Salsa, on the other hand, is full of flavor and light on calories. Enjoy as a topping on meat or with baked chips.

  

Veg out. There are so many great veggies with Mexican flair. Tomatoes, peppers, onions, cilantro, and jicama are all tasty veggies to fill up on.

 

Go for corn, leave out the flour. Your choice of tortillas can save you loads of calories and fat. Corn tortillas are the best choice, followed by flour, and then crunchy.

 

Fill up on fiber. Add fiber rich foods like sweet potato and black beans to your dishes. These will fill you up without adding much fat and calories.

 

Skip the alcohol, but stay hydrated. Margaritas are a Cinco de Mayo staple, but they are loaded with sugar and calories. If you must imbibe, go for fresh lime juice and tequila. Or just enjoy lime infused ice water.

 

Consider seafood. Beef is central to Mexican food, but they are generally high fat cuts. Instead, have shrimp ceviche or tilapia tacos. Seafood is lighter and can be just as tasty.

 

Watch your toppings. High calorie toppings like cheese and sour cream can mess up a perfectly balanced meal. Go light on the condiments. You won’t sacrifice flavor or your diet.

 

No soup for you! (Actually, go with soup.)- Gazpacho, a salsa style soup is a cold dish that’s perfect for warm weather. If you’re in a cooler environment, tortilla soup can be loaded with veggies for a filling and healthy main dish.

 

On Cinco de Mayo celebrate the history and culture of Mexico! But don’t let your fiesta get you off track when it comes to your diet. These fast fixes can lighten up your Cinco de Mayo celebration faster than you can say “salud!” But not as fast as our Dallas Courier team.

 

We can handle your scheduled and last minute food distribution deliveries in as little as 45 minutes. Weekends, holidays, and every day in between, our Dallas Courier team is moving your time and temperature sensitive goods inside and outside of the Metroplex. If you’re in need of a T&L service, don’t hesitate. Call the professionals at Dallas Courier today.